[NEWS] PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS REPATRIATION OF NIGERIANS STRANDED IN RUSSIA

Muhammadu Buhari (Nigerian President)

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS DIRECTED THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, GEOFFREY ONYEAMA, AND MINISTER OF STATE, AVIATION, SEN. HADI SIRIKA, TO COMMENCE THE PROCESS OF REPATRIATING HAPLESS NIGERIANS STRANDED IN RUSSIA.

THE PRESIDENT’S SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY, GARBA SHEHU, CONFIRMED THIS DEVELOPMENT IN A STATEMENT IN ABUJA ON MONDAY, NOTING THAT THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND THE MINISTER OF AVIATION HAS ALREADY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PRESIDENT’S DIRECTIVE TAKEN THE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO BRING THE NIGERIANS BACK.

IT CAN BE RECALLED THAT THE AFFECTED NIGERIANS, TRAVELLED TO RUSSIA FOR THE FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP BUT GOT STRANDED AFTER THE COMPETITION, FOLLOWING THE ACTIVITIES OF SOME TRAVEL AGENTS WHO CANCELLED THEIR RETURN TICKETS AND ABANDONED THEM TO THEIR FATE.